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Hunter Davies Receives OBE

Monday, June 16, 2014
Hunter Davies credits John Lennon letters for securing his OBE

The Beatles' John Lennon famously sent his MBE back to Her Majesty in a protest against the establishment having been recognized alongside his band members in the 1965 Queen's birthday honors. But ironically it is Lennon's handwritten work which Hunter Davies believes helped to secure his OBE for services to literature.

Source: Ham & High, UK
Friday, June 13, 2014

Hunter Davies
Beatles biographer Hunter Davies awarded OBE

Hunter Davies, who wrote the only authorized biography of the Beatles in 1968, is to receive an OBE for services to literature. Mr. Davies said he was "honored" by the award, and was looking forward to visiting the palace to pick up his OBE, adding, "I'm the last person my wife and family associate with literature, I'm just a hack that got lucky."

Source: The Telegraph, UK

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